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16-year-old Ruby Karp tells us all about being a teen author — and lets us exclusively reveal her book's cover

Ruby Karp is proof that teens can do anything. She is currently 16 years old – but that hasn’t stopped her from performing as a comedian (at the UCB Theatre, no less), writing for publications such as HelloGiggles 😉, or collaborating with her heroes. Amy Poehler interviewed her when she was only seven (more on that later)!

To add to her already impressive resume, Ruby has now written a book. Earth Hates Me: True Confessions from a Teenage Girl (available October 3rd) is what you’d get if you combined the memoir genre with a self-help book for young women. So basically, it’s exactly what we needed when we were growing up. It also doesn’t hurt that it features a blurb from Amy Poehler herself, as well as a Q&A intro with Broad City’s Ilana Glazer.

Not only did Ruby agree to do a Q&A with us, but we also get to ~exclusively~ reveal her book’s cover:

Designed by T.L. Bonaddio. Provided courtesy of Ruby Karp and Running Press

Excuse us while we pre-order.

Now, onto Ruby’s wisdom…

HelloGiggles: What are the top 5 things we should know about you?

Ruby Karp: I’m 16 and in high school. I live with my single (hit her up, boys!) mom in a shoe-box apartment in New York City. I’m a comedian, and have a comedy show on the second Monday of every month at UCBeast. I am a huge fan of all things Bo Burnham and Gilmore Girls. I am a cheesecake enthusiast, and I am not a fan of math. And I actually used to write for HelloGiggles!

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